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Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case
BY Tom Walker | 23 Oct 2020
UK-based creative companies launch 'Vigilante Group' to shake up experience sector
BY Tom Walker | 23 Oct 2020
Noella Gabriel promoted to Elemis’ global president in leadership shake up
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Oct 2020
Nobu continues global expansion and announces plans for debut African property in Marrakech
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Oct 2020
UK leisure centres can bid for £100m of government support
BY Tom Walker | 22 Oct 2020
COVID-19 is helping hoteliers recognise the value of spa revenue, says Emlyn Brown
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2020
ISPA launches new members-only virtual education series hosted by Patrick Huey
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2020
GSN Planet launches Sustainability Guide to inspire businesses to become conscious consumers during pandemic
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Oct 2020
BMF pivots to franchising, puts original business through a CVA and appoints Mike Evans to drive global expansion
BY Tom Walker | 21 Oct 2020
Rod Hill signs énergie Fitness master franchise deal for Spain – plans 75 gyms
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2020
Remote mountain spa resort in Greece unveils seclusion retreat
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Oct 2020
Preventable lifestyle diseases are driving COVID-19 and we need a radical change of direction to deal with it, says The Lancet
BY Tom Walker | 20 Oct 2020
Elemis and Gharieni will debut in Ireland at Johnstown Estate spa following €3.5m revamp
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2020
Frontline Summit 2020: 'The world’s largest gathering of people-powered businesses'
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2020
Breaking: Gyms can stay open in tier 3 areas
BY Tom Walker | 19 Oct 2020
Largest ever global touch study reveals 54 per cent of people feel touch-hungry
BY Megan Whitby | 19 Oct 2020
ISM Spa launches new spa concept with signature journey inspired by the five elements
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
Little Kulala to launch holistic desert retreat in the Namib Desert wilderness reserve
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
Extensive new medi-wellness resort, RAKxa, will offer complete blueprint of health in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’
BY Megan Whitby | 16 Oct 2020
COVID-19 has exacerbated the global mental health crisis, according to WHO survey
BY Megan Whitby | 15 Oct 2020
     
 


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01 Oct 2020
Flywheel files for bankruptcy
Flywheel files for bankruptcy   Indoor cycling brand, Flywheel, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and closed all its US studios – just months after settling a legal case with rival Peloton. In its bankruptcy filing, the company reported it has less than US$50,000 in assets and 5,000 creditors with liabilities of between US$50m and US$100m. .... More>>
30 Sep 2020
Triotech's Ernest Yale and BoldMove' Benoit Cornet announce collaboration
Triotech's Ernest Yale and BoldMove' Benoit Cornet announce collaboration   Ride specialist BoldMove and Triotech, a developer of multi-sensory interactive attractions, have announced a partnership which looks to create a "refreshing collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions". With an emphasis on adding value for operators – and the post-covid challenges the .... More>>
30 Sep 2020
Keepme completes first round of investment, secures US$1.7m
Keepme completes first round of investment, secures US$1.7m   Artificial intelligence-based sales and marketing platform Keepme has secured round one funding, totalling US$1.7m. The funding will be used to drive the company's growth and product development and comes just weeks after the release of its new V2 platform. Using AI, the V2 platform has been designed to help .... More>>
01 Oct 2020
Ancient Greek sculpture inspires new signature treatment at boutique Croatian spa hotel
Ancient Greek sculpture inspires new signature treatment at boutique Croatian spa hotel   Boutique Hotel Alhambra and Villa Augusta, located on the Croatian island of Lošinj, has enhanced its spa offering with the launch of a new two-hour treatment, Apoxyomenos Escape. Drawing inspiration from one of the world’s best-preserved Greek statues, Apoxyomenos, discovered off the coast of Lošinj in 1999, .... More>>
30 Sep 2020
EuropeActive publishes Horizon 2025 – sectoral manifesto for European fitness
EuropeActive publishes Horizon 2025 – sectoral manifesto for European fitness   Industry body EuropeActive has published a sectoral manifesto which outlines the aims and objectives of the "entire ecosystem of the European fitness and physical activity sector" for the next five years. Called Horizon 2025, the manifesto lays out the industry's collective priorities under four different .... More>>
30 Sep 2020
Deloitte report: impact of COVID-19 on the European fitness market
Deloitte report: impact of COVID-19 on the European fitness market   European fitness operators will face increased consolidation, accelerated digitalisation and the new reality of creating hybrid models due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a large-scale report by Deloitte. Published today at the European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), the Covid-19 Impact Study, .... More>>
29 Sep 2020
Equinox launches outdoor gym concept
Equinox launches outdoor gym concept   Fitness giant Equinox has opened its first fully-outdoor gym in Los Angeles. Called Equinox+ In The Wild, the gym is perched on a rooftop and has been designed to provide a boutique experience in accordance to the Equinox brand, with features such as high-end equipment, luxury rubber flooring and .... More>>
29 Sep 2020
Luxury Lake Lucerne medi-wellness centre unveils three new comprehensive COVID-19 recovery retreats
Luxury Lake Lucerne medi-wellness centre unveils three new comprehensive COVID-19 recovery retreats   Luxury wellness destination, The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, has unveiled new programmes to answer guests’ physical and emotional needs in a COVID-19 era, at its five-star medi-wellness facility, Waldhotel. The Waldhotel is focused on physical and mental wellbeing, inspired by a ‘Healthy by .... More>>
29 Sep 2020
Civana to partner with Chopra Centre for new Ayurvedic retreat and programming
Civana to partner with Chopra Centre for new Ayurvedic retreat and programming   Arizona desert wellness destination resort, Civana, has announced a partnership with celebrity wellness expert Deepak Chopra’s wellness company – The Chopra Centre for Wellbeing. The collaboration will see the resort roll out The Chopra Whole Health programme, which will feature a selection of wellness .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Talilla Henchoz's Club V goes global
Talilla Henchoz's Club V goes global   An online fitness community, created by personal trainer and social media influencer, Talilla Henchoz, during lockdown as a way of giving something back, has gone global. Henchoz, daughter of Patrick Henchoz, founder of Esporta Health and Fitness Clubs, started offering daily live workouts on Instagram for .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Body Fit Training and F45 locked in legal battle over patents
Body Fit Training and F45 locked in legal battle over patents   Two functional fitness franchises are continuing their legal battle over a dispute relating to patents. In August, Body Fit Training (BFT) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in California against F45 Training in an attempt to invalidate two of its existing patents. In retaliation, F45 has now began .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Xponential Fitness plans 50 locations in Saudi Arabia in deal with Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company
Xponential Fitness plans 50 locations in Saudi Arabia in deal with Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company   Xponential Fitness has entered the Saudi Arabian gym market with the launch of five boutique studios in capital city Riyadh. Each new studio will be operated under a different brand and the openings are part of a master franchise agreement signed with Ezdihar Sports in 2019, which will see more than 50 studios .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Four Seasons to grow Mexico portfolio with new luxury resort and organic spa on Pacific coast
Four Seasons to grow Mexico portfolio with new luxury resort and organic spa on Pacific coast   Four Seasons has announced a collaboration with Mexican real estate development company, Paralelo 19 Desarrollos, to realise a new luxury resort located in Mexico. Debuting in 2021 as Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México, the project will be located on a private peninsula along the Pacific Ocean and house an .... More>>
28 Sep 2020
Lindsay Madden-Nadeau taps 20 years’ industry experience to launch new wellness consultancy
Lindsay Madden-Nadeau taps 20 years’ industry experience to launch new wellness consultancy   Industry veteran, Lindsay Madden-Nadeau, has launched a new consultancy offering bespoke wellness strategies with an overarching mission to create conscious, collaborative projects that continue to put wellness on the map. Taking its name from the Greek word ‘Meraki’ – which means doing something with soul, .... More>>
25 Sep 2020
Research: 10 minutes of massage will help your body fight stress
Research: 10 minutes of massage will help your body fight stress   A recent study from the University of Konstanz in Germany has revealed that 10 minutes of massage or rest can help the body reduce stress. The study showed that massage is an easy-to-apply intervention that can boost the body’s principal engine for relaxation – the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) – and lead .... More>>
25 Sep 2020
Activity sector unites to push back over Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan
Activity sector unites to push back over Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan   Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the pandemic "are not enough" to secure the future of the physical activity sector. Sunak's Winter Economy Plan – revealed in parliament yesterday (24 September) – will, among other measures, replace the current furlough .... More>>
25 Sep 2020
First One&Only Spa by Chenot launches at tropical beachfront retreat in Malaysia
First One&Only Spa by Chenot launches at tropical beachfront retreat in Malaysia   One&Only has debuted in Asia with a brand new resort – called One&Only Desaru Coast – completed with a signature Chenot spa, a result of a partnership between the hotel group and Chenot, the medical health and wellness retreat operator by Henri Chenot. The bespoke spa concept has been exclusively developed for .... More>>
24 Sep 2020
Good news – gyms and group exercise classes not affected by new 'Rule of Six'
Good news – gyms and group exercise classes not affected by new 'Rule of Six'   The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today (24 September). The good news is that gym and pool activities, including group exercises classes, are exempt from the Rule of Six, so long as COVID-19 protocols are followed. This ruling also applies to aqua aerobics .... More>>
24 Sep 2020
Accor debuts in-room wellness programme inspired by nature at select North and Central America properties
Accor debuts in-room wellness programme inspired by nature at select North and Central America properties   Global hospitality group, Accor, is launching in-room restorative wellness programming at select North and Central America properties through an exclusive partnership with wellness technology company, Three Sages. The partnership gives Fairmont, Sofitel and Swissôtel guests the opportunity to unwind and reset .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day
Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day   The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during National Fitness Day 2020. Gyms, leisure facilities and activity providers have hosted thousands of free events, helping to make it the most physically active day of the year. Schools took part in a syncronised 10 .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Color Up launches CBD education programme for wellness professionals and new scholarship scheme
Color Up launches CBD education programme for wellness professionals and new scholarship scheme   CBD-infused skincare line, Color Up has announced a new CBD training course and scholarship programme. The company has added to its existing catalogue of CBD training programmes and upgraded its Cannabis Master Programme to include another pathway dedicated to training wellness professionals. The Master .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Exercise and depression – promising research published
Exercise and depression – promising research published   A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which young adults with major depression would benefit most from exercise. The Rutgers-led team studied two groups of young adults with major depression, focusing on aerobic exercise and its impact on depressive symptoms. For a .... More>>
23 Sep 2020
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction   The UK's best-known film studio, used for the filming of blockbusters such as the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, is set to house a major new visitor attraction. Called "Pinewood Studio Experience", the 350,000sq ft themed attraction will be inspired by the hit films and older classics to have been filmed at .... More>>
22 Sep 2020
California gyms sue state over COVID-19 closures
California gyms sue state over COVID-19 closures   Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an attempt to reopen the state’s fitness facilities. The California Fitness Alliance (CFA) filed the lawsuit in response to Newsom’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 – which CFA says "unfairly targets" the fitness .... More>>
22 Sep 2020
GWS appoints ­fitness industry thought leader, C. Victor Brick, to advisory board
GWS appoints ­fitness industry thought leader, C. Victor Brick, to advisory board   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced the appointment of C. Victor Brick, CEO of Planet Fitness Growth Partners (PFGP) and chair of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, to its 12-person advisory board. As a board member, Brick will help the GWS further extend its reach and impact within the .... More>>
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